The much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine is finally here. AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer all have started major distribution channels after getting FDA/government approvals. As the world takes a deep breath and waits for the vaccine, governments, and providers are faced with the critical challenges of its procurement, distribution, and management. The common goal here is to ensure that… Continue reading Vaccine Management Solution

Healthcare has been progressing at lightning speed, thanks to the rapid development in deep technology, scientific research, and artificial intelligence. In this discussion of progress, crop up terms like Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR). Each of these open a world of possibilities for medical care, helping doctors, technicians and other… Continue reading Mixed Reality: Transforming the Future of Healthcare

On November 10, 2020 Microsoft announced the release of .NET 5.0. The much-awaited upgrade is the next major release of .NET Core following 3.1. It is named .NET 5.0 and not .NET Core 4.0 for two reasons – first, Microsoft did not want users to confuse it with .NET Framework 4.0; and second, the word ‘Core’ was… Continue reading .NET 5.0 – The Future of .NET Frameworks

I recently came across a scenario where the source files in Azure blob storage container had slightly different schemas, i.e., one set of files had an extra column compared to another set of files. The challenge was to identify this diverse set of files and load it into a single target table on the fly.… Continue reading Merge Data into a Single Table using Azure Data Factory

One can think of Ontology as a dictionary for computers to read or commonly described in metaphysics as ‘a set of concepts and categories in a subject area or domain that shows their properties and the relations between them’. It is a directory for terms, facts and definitions that enables programmers, analysts, and data scientists… Continue reading AI/Ontology in Health Knowledge Mining

COVID 19 has highlighted the need for remote interactions, especially for customer communication. Businesses need to relook at communication tools as physical customer interactions are now a thing of the past. Most people, customers as well as on the brand side, prefer to limit their physical visit and attend to customer concerns over chat, audio… Continue reading Azure Communication Services – Creating Richer Communication Experiences

SURPRISE! At least for the people that have moved their workload to the Cloud recently and opened their monthly Cloud bill. Although I have referenced a 2017 article from Business Insider showing typical Cloud spend, our practical experience also tells us similar results. Many organizations assume Cloud costs will be lowered once they migrate, but in all reality,… Continue reading Cloud Cost Optimization – Best Practices to Reduce Cloud Costs

The need for innovation and progress in interoperability standards in healthcare cannot be emphasized enough. Health Level Seven, better known as HL7, has contributed to the cause with its regular updates and improvements over the earlier versions. Though there is a lot more that needs to be addressed and tackled in the areas of managing,… Continue reading Enabling Interoperability in Healthcare via FHIR API using Azure

Understanding different types of AI makes it clear that True AI is still in the pioneering stage. Though scientists maintain that the progress in AI is faster than we know, it is still a long way to True AI enabled Healthcare. So far, intelligent system and robots—no matter how smart, adept and efficient—cannot simulate human capabilities… Continue reading Advances Made in Healthcare using AI: A Holistic Approach

Today’s enterprise analytics requires enterprises to operate at a large scale on any data to facilitate better decision making. In the past, building analytics solutions requires organizations to stitch together big data and data warehousing technologies such as Spark and SQL to achieve results. Further, they were also needed to integrate them into rich data… Continue reading Introducing Azure Synapse Analytics Studio